Courtesy of Tyler Jost
Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Tyler Jost, a former Army officer (pictured above): “Across the board there was deep-seated frustration with the bureaucracy of the assignments process, the way the Army mismanages talent.”

Morgan Craven, a lawyer who focuses on school discipline: “It can be uncomfortable for people to say ‘I am biased against people with color,’ but a majority of people in this country, and a majority of teachers, have those biases.”

Keri Wilson, a professional apple farmer, on people who pick apples for fun: “They come out to have this experience, but we become part of the zoo. They look at you as if you’re … under the microscope.”

Charles O’Brien, who studies addiction: “This is a free country. You can set up a program to treat anything you like, including possession by the devil or by space people.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)